Due to claims of domestic abuse made against him by a family member, singer Ricky Martin may spend the rest of his life in prison.
After the claims, Martin was given a restraining order in Puerto Rico earlier this month. His brother, Eric Martin, revealed to a Spanish outlet that the singer’s nephew, Dennis Yadiel Sanchez, 21, is the claimed victim.
If the victim is a family member, the punishments for sexual offences are harsher under Puerto Rican law. As per the report, Martin was the target of a criminal complaint made under the protection of a domestic abuse victim’s statute.
According to a different account from a nearby newspaper, Martin and the individual who requested the restraining order dated for more than six months, and Martin did not handle their split well.
In a statement released on Friday, Martin’s lawyer, Marty Singer, denied the singer’s accusers and said they were “dealing with profound mental health difficulties.”
The lawyer said that obviously, Ricky Martin has never been and would never be involved in any type of sexual or romantic connection with his nephew. The notion is not just false, but also repulsive. They all wish that this man receives the immediate assistance he requires. However, they most eagerly anticipate that this horrible case will be dropped as soon as the court has a chance to review the evidence.
A spokesperson for Ricky Martin earlier this month said that the claims against Ricky Martin that led to a protective order are absolutely untrue and manufactured. They are extremely certain that their client Ricky Martin will be totally cleared when the actual facts in this situation come out, the statement said.
Soon after the court issued the restraining order earlier this month, Martin confronted it directly, stating in a post on social media that it was “based on absolutely false charges” and that he would challenge it with the evidence and the dignity that define him.
He said he cannot make specific remarks at this time since it is an ongoing legal process. He is extremely appreciative of the many expressions of support and accepts them with open arms.
Martin’s supporters declared earlier this month that they were “extremely convinced” the case’s evidence will refute the charges against Martin.